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Dear Westminster City Council,

1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have made a homeless application at the Council?
2. Over the past twelve months how many people have been provided with interim accommodation pursuant to s.188 (1) of the Housing Act 1996?
3. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been provided with interim accommodation pursuant to s.189 (b) of the Housing Act 1996?
4. Over the past twelve months, how many homeless applicants have had their personal property protected by the local authority?
5. Please state the average length of time that the homeless applicant’s personal property is stored by the local authority?
6. Please provide details of the average cost of storing a homeless applicant’s personal property?
7. Under what circumstances do the local authority protect the personal property of homeless applicants?
8. As part of the homeless application process does the local authority expressly ask the homeless applicant, whether they need their personal property protected?
9. If not, please state the reasons why not?
10. Please provide copies of the local authorities’ policies regarding homeless applications?
11. Please provide a copy of the local authorities policy regarding protecting the personal property of homeless applicants?
12. Please disclose a copy of the council's homeless procedures manual or policy document followed by housing solutions officer at its homeless service centres/ homeless persons offices?
13. Please detail over the past three years, the number of complaints that have been made by homeless applicants because of the Council’s failure to protect their personal property?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Boyle

Westminster City Council

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Our reference: 11848246

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Our reference: 11848246

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Dear Mr Boyle,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 10 October
2019.
 
Request summary
 
1. Over the past twelve months, how many people have made a homeless
application at the Council?
2. Over the past twelve months how many people have been provided with
interim accommodation pursuant to s.188 (1) of the Housing Act 1996?
3. Over the past twelve months, how many people have been provided with
interim accommodation pursuant to s.189 (b) of the Housing Act 1996?
4. Over the past twelve months, how many homeless applicants have had
their personal property protected by the local authority?
5. Please state the average length of time that the homeless applicant's
personal property is stored by the local authority?
6. Please provide details of the average cost of storing a homeless
applicant's personal property?
7. Under what circumstances do the local authority protect the personal
property of homeless applicants?
8. As part of the homeless application process does the local authority
expressly ask the homeless applicant, whether they need their personal
property protected?
9. If not, please state the reasons why not?
10. Please provide copies of the local authorities' policies regarding
homeless applications?
11. Please provide a copy of the local authorities policy regarding
protecting the personal property of homeless applicants?
12. Please disclose a copy of the council's homeless procedures manual or
policy document followed by housing solutions officer at its homeless
service centres/ homeless persons offices?
13. Please detail over the past three years, the number of complaints that
have been made by homeless applicants because of the Council's failure to
protect their personal property?
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 7 November 2019.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
Information services
Email: [email address]
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Our reference: 11848246

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Dear Mr Boyle
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 10 October 2019.  
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

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Review request to the email address below

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Yours sincerely
 
 
Westminster City Council
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Dear Mr Boyle,
 
A quick clarification on the information provided yesterday.  The numbers
provided in response to Questions 1-3 relate to applicants not people.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Westminster Council
 

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